Feeling under the weather? Do you have to decide between going to work sick or lose a day of pay? We’ve all been there. It’s a tough decision to make and there are risks either way; go to work sick and risk spreading your germs, or take a day off and see a hit to your paycheck. Don’t fret; if you live in California, this decision just got a little easier.
We use several resources to keep informed with the most updated laws. In 2015, California introduced mandated paid sick leave (PSL) statewide to their employment laws.
Healthy Families Act of 2014
- Every employee earns one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work
- Makes it easier to stay home sick
- Creates healthier work environments for everyone
- Allows employees to use this time for the medical needs for themselves or their families
- Allows employees to seek medical attention
- During the on-boarding process, we verify the worksite address for every contractor and closely track any changes that happen during their assignment.
In San Francisco recently, significant changes were made to how the Health Care Security Ordinance administrates mandated Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA). On a quarterly basis, we run reports that give us a breakdown of the funds owed to the city of San Francisco for each contractor. This money is held in a city portal for contractors to access every quarter.
Health Care Security Ordinance (HCSO)
- Mandates that the employer must contribute $2.48 per hour for every employee working in San Francisco starting at their 91st day of employment.
- Contributions are not required for the first 90 days of the employee’s assignment.
- Requirements to be eligible are to have been employed for over 90 days and regularly work at least 8 hours a week.
How does PG ensure compliance?
We operate on a true-to-cost model to give our customers complete transparency into the required contribution based on actual hours worked each quarter for affected contractors. We make the required payments, maintain appropriate records, and comply with reporting requirements.